EPiC database - Linoleum

This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Linoleum is a composite material used for floor covering or underlay that is durable and shock-absorbing.

Linoleum is made from a mixture of oxidised linseed oil, gums, resin and other additives, which are applied to a felt or canvas backing. The oil is heated in kettles, oxidises and increases in viscosity. It is blended with resin to produce a plastic material that is in turn mixed with wood flour. Additives are added and the mixture is calendered into a sheet and applied to the backing. The sheets are hardened before being sent to market.

Linoleum is used as a flooring material.

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